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Lessons from the Waco Tragedy

Nancy Ammerman, one of the experts consulted by the FBI in the aftermath of the Waco, Texas, Branch Davidian disaster, reviews the culture of the both the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the FBI. In her report, Ammerman says the cultures of these agencies made it difficult for them to access and understand role religion was playing, even when advised by religion experts.  Ammerman explores why religion and good advice were ignored, and makes four proposals on how to prevent similar errors in the future. Read Ammerman's report to the Justice and Treasury Departments Regarding law enforcement interaction with the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas.

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Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation

The Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. announced the project Wednesday as one of nearly $49 million in grants for...

$2 Miilion for Community Foundation of Southern Indiana

The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana has received a grant of $2 million as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s...

Answering A Call For Help

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Review rank-ordered data on religion in the U.S. and around the world. Includes the latest data from the Religious Congregations & Membership Study, 2010

 

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